Military Spec Kneeboard

$35.95
$35.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 8601A

Available Exclusively from Sporty's

These kneeboards have been popular for decades and meet the requirements of Milspec MIL-C-23157D Int. Amendment 3, originally written for Air Force and Navy pilots as well as other members of the U.S. Dept. of Defense. They have also been used by thousands of general aviation pilots because of their proven reliability, high quality, and lightweight construction. The wide elastic strap, contoured bottom with non-slip foam strips, and rounded corners a...Read more

Available Exclusively from Sporty's

These kneeboards have been popular for decades and meet the requirements of Milspec MIL-C-23157D Int. Amendment 3, originally written for Air Force and Navy pilots as well as other members of the U.S. Dept. of Defense. They have also been used by thousands of general aviation pilots because of their proven reliability, high quality, and lightweight construction. The wide elastic strap, contoured bottom with non-slip foam strips, and rounded corners allow for comfortable use. Overall measurements are 10" x 5"; weighs 10 oz.

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Reviews
3.9 / 5.0
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Durability
4.3 / 5
Reliability
4.3 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.1 / 5
Value
3.9 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (6)
No (2)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Got what I wanted
I really wanted one exactly like the one that I had for most of my flying career. I got it!
April 17, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not remotely close to MIL-SPEC
This is not even close to being MIL-SPEC. It's a kids toy. This thing is worth maybe $10.00. Will return without delay.
April 14, 2020
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works Great
I love the straps because they easily fit comfortably around my fat thigh, and the buckle is wonderful. It's wonderful because it latches easily and firmly with an audible "click," and stays latched until I choose to unlatch it. And when I want to unlatch it, it is a cinch to do so, and can be done with just one hand. The writing surface is just under 5 inches wide (maybe about 4.95 inches) and just over 8.5 inches top to bottom. The upper clip has a visible coil (not used for keeping the clip closed) which is there so you can slide your pencil or pen through it for very fast and easy access. It's much better than keeping my pencil in my mouth while I fly! Both upper and lower clips have good, tight, springs to keep your chart or other paper snugly in place, and the upper clip can accommodate almost half an inch of papers or a chart folded to the part you want to see. The padding between the kneeboard and your leg isn't the greatest, but the contact with my thigh is quite comfortable because I wear long pants. I can't say if the clipboard would be comfortable if it was touching your bare flesh, but if you like to wear shorts when you fly, just take a small piece of cloth to sandwich between the clipboard and your bare thigh – just in case you find the contact uncomfortable. The only drawback, which is not a problem for me but may be a problem for you, is that it is a single-surface clipboard, not designed to hold an electronic tablet like an iPad. Also, there are no pockets for extra stuff. I've been a pilot since 1986, and this is by far the best kneeboard I've ever owned. For me it is well worth the money.
March 15, 2020
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
It is of lower quality than it looks in the catalog. Going to return it.
February 8, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
best kneeboard I had so Far !
January 27, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
It feels kinda plasticy, like itbwill crack if its banged just right. But my husband says its perfect size amd will work just fine.
December 28, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Milspec kneeboard
The plastic construction is quite nice, but I would have preferred the original metal style. The only disappointment is the buckle for the elastic band - it is a bit hard to snap in place and even harder to release. Overall I am satisfied, and this will replace my aged Navy-issued, worn-out kneeboard!
December 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Perfect for those who write their notes
It is all that I expected. Very good value and for those that still like making written notes it’s perfect. One note, the pencil sharpener works exceptionally well but does not catch the wood and lead. It falls all over your pants and carpet
June 8, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This knee board is perfect. I like it's compact size and durability. I would recommend this board to any pilot or aircrew member.
November 8, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Simple/functional
Good choice
September 8, 2015
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I also have the metal version of this I purchased from Sporty's many years ago. The velcro is worn out. Thinking I may try to pry it apart and replace the velcro rather than replace the whole kneeboard. It's been everywhere with me! It has great sentimental and quality manufacturing value! Do you think it is possible to put it back together if I do this or will it be permanently destroyed?
Nancy F on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Dear Nancy F,
I love mine too. It’s been with me for a long time... I did replace the Velcro and worked out fine. I did buy a second one, just to leave in another aircraft. The repair should not take too long.
James
Does the board have any internal capacity? Doesn't look familiar to AF issue. Can you provide a view of the underside also?
Ernst on Nov 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It does not have an internal capacity.
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